OT: Ideas for running a VB4 application on modern hardware?

Wayne Sudol wsudol at freedom.com
Sun May 1 13:36:30 CDT 2016


> On May 1, 2016, at 11:31 AM, william degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com> wrote:
> VB4 is what, mid 90s?  How about you upgrade the code?
> Bill Degnan
> twitter: billdeg
> vintagecomputer.net
>> On May 1, 2016 1:29 PM, "Mike Whalen" <mikew at thecomputervalet.com> wrote:
>> I can’t really tell if this is on-topic, but there’s [no|some|much] shame
>> in trying?
>> I have a Visual Basic 4 application that I need to run on modern 64-bit
>> hardware I can do this in a VM, but I really need this VM to be wicked
>> small, like under a gig. The smallest XP VM I’ve seen is 600MB (which might
>> be good) but XP is becoming very hard to source these days.
>> I am bummed that there doesn’t seem to be something like vDOS or DOSBOX for
>> VB applications. Or… maybe there is?
>> Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might go about doing this?
>> m
Not exactly what you asked but the app should run okay as is on 64 bit hardware. You might have to copy the vb4 runtime dlls and any ocx's to the new machine.
I run a vb4 .exe on win 7 64 bit. 

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